With Buy Our Honeymoon, your guests pay the value of their gifts to you directly. We don’t collect payment from your guests, and we don’t charge a commission on the gifts you’re given. This means your wedding gifts are totally secure, and available to you the moment they’re given.
Some of our customers choose to receive cash or cheques in a card on the day of their wedding, or leave details on making a balance transfer to their bank account, but the majority set up their honeymoon registry to allow guests to make an immediate online payment to them using a credit or debit card.
We’re occasionally asked whether we support any online payment systems other than PayPal for this. Although we’d love to, regrettably we currently can’t.
We need any online payment system we support to do the following:
- It must allow individuals — not just businesses — to set up an account to receive credit card payments. This rules out all but a handful of payment service providers out there.
- It mustn’t require guests to set up their own account in order to pay. If you follow our guide to setting up your PayPal account, your guests won’t need a PayPal account of their own.
- It must permit use of an account to collect gift contributions. Google Checkout, for example, expressly forbids use of the service for “fund solicitations”, precluding its use for a honeymoon registry.
We’d very much like to be able to offer couples a choice of supported online payment systems, but we’ve yet to find anything other than PayPal which satisfies all three of the above requirements. If you know of a supplier we should look at, please do get in touch.